Do you frequently speak in front of crowds representing your company? If you’re a spokesperson or sales representative, you are often the face of your company and its brand. Whether you work for a start-up that engaged in massive social media or blogging campaigns or you’re employed with a multi-national corporation, a professional image is critical for your work and actions to be respected. Follow these basic tips from the style gurus to ramp up your professional image. You don’t need to services of a personal shopper or an unlimited budget to polish your professional style. There’s no better time than today to get started.
Get started by blocking off several hours to go through your closet and drawers and taking stock of your existing wardrobe. Any pieces that you have not worn in over a year, place them in a piles to be donated, consigned or discarded. Don’t punish yourself by hanging on to pieces that you’re convinced will fit once you last that last five pounds. While you will lose the weight, you won’t want to wear those pieces once you do. Every professional wardrobe has a collection of timeless anchor pieces. If you don’t already own a quality, darker, well-tailored jacket, now is the time to invest in one. Dark trousers and an A-line skirt in darker colors are also pieces to anchor your wardrobe. These can be matched with a multitude of blouses, sweaters and t-shirts for versatile professional looks. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and invest in a few pair of the professional shoe options available through Toms.
One of the easiest ways to ramp up a professional wardrobe on a budget and still stay stylish without breaking the bank is to enjoy the many accessories that come on the market each season. Scarves, fun jewelry and pocket books can ramp up any outfit without spending a fortune. The most important things to wear everyday are a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence. Best of luck to you in polishing your image with the development of a professional wardrobe that can last for years!